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Russian Space History

The following are considered the definitive historical works on the subject:

Bryan Burrough Dragonfly: NASA And The Crisis Aboard Mir
Boris Chertok, translated by Asif Siddiqi Rockets and People, Volume I (NASA History Series. NASA SP-2005-4110)
Boris Chertok, translated by Asif Siddiqi Rockets and People, Volume II: Creating a Rocket Industry (NASA History Series SP-2006-4110)
Boris Chertok, translated by Asif Siddiqi Rockets and People, Volume III: Hot Days of the Cold War (NASA History Series. NASA SP-2009-4110)
Boris Chertok, translated by Asif Siddiqi Rockets and People Volume IV: The Moon Race
Asif Siddiqi The Red Rockets' Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957 (Cambridge Centennial of Flight)
Asif Siddiqi Challenge to Apollo: The Soviet Union and the Space Race, 1945-1974 (NASA History Series SP-2000-4408)
Asif Siddiqi Sputnik and the Soviet Space Challenge
Asif Siddiqi The Soviet Space Race with Apollo
James Andrews Into the Cosmos: Space Exploration and Soviet Culture (Pitt Russian East European)


Mir Space Station
David Harland The Story of Space Station Mir
Jerry Linengar Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir
Bryan Burroughs Dragonfly: NASA And The Crisis Aboard Mir
Ben Evans Partnership in Space: The Mid to Late Nineties (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)


More Space Histories

Bart Hendrickx Energiya-Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Colin Burgess The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team: Their Lives and Legacies (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
James Harford Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon
Edward Clinton Ezell/NASA The Partnership: A NASA History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (Dover Books on Astronomy)
Isaac Abramov Russian Spacesuits (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Brian Bonhomme Russian Exploration, from Siberia to Space: A History
Brian Harvey Russian Planetary Exploration: History, Development, Legacy and Prospects (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Brian Harvey Russian Space Probes: Scientific Discoveries and Future Missions (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Grujica S. Ivanovich Salyut - The First Space Station: Triumph and Tragedy (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Brian Harvey Soviet and Russian Lunar Exploration (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Wesley T Huntress Soviet Robots in the Solar System: Mission Technologies and Discoveries (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Dominic Phelan Cold War Space Sleuths: The Untold Secrets of the Soviet Space Program (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Rex Hall Soyuz: A Universal Spacecraft (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
C Lardier The Soyuz Launch Vehicle: The Two Lives of an Engineering Triumph (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
James Oberg Star-Crossed Orbits
Jamie Doran Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin
David Harland The Story of Space Station Mir
Evgeni Riabchikov Russians in Space